Reading this post may require an extra helping of caffeine and a possible potty break! Hold on!! This trip will wind through the first 7 days of our life in Prague.
I don't think I'll EVER learn that it's just not in the cards for me to be organized and panic free before a big trip. I know I'm not the only one that has dreams of fresh, crisp sheets on the beds, all the laundry washed and put away and even a few meals in the freezer for when we return. Am I? Am I truly the only one that could be that delusional? It matters not! That's my reality, and it wasn't any different as we prepared to make the biggest trip of our lives.
Let me back up because it's just bugging me. Is it OK to say "in the cards"? If not, oops! It makes me think of the story my dad use to tell us of sneaking into the closet under the stairs of his grandmother's home to play cards. We use to "sneak" into that same closet and it always felt like going back in time. Some secret time warp. We were sure we'd find the truth about JFK and maybe a jewel the Queen Mother gave to my Grandmother during their yearly afternoon tea.
Back to what I was saying about leaving. So, the weeks leading up to leaving I worked my booty off trying to be ready. However, on the day we were to leave, I found myself, yet again, sitting in the big fat middle of a sea of stuff ready to be packed. I really, REALLY wanted to just crawl under the covers and call in sick! So, to my rescue ,came my sis-in-law who cleaned my in-laws house for us as we packed all around her. I'd like to say all our clothes were clean, but it'd be a lie. We had a trash bag of clothes that went right into a suitcase covered in TX filth. It's the ugly truth people.
It was a team effort that got us loaded up into two vehicles and on the road to IAH. The weather was dreary as we tried to soak in all the sites one last time. Whataburger, Sonic, Chic-Fil-A and Target never looked so good!! I think Target moaned a bit as we drove by, "I will miss you my forever friend!".